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Ліга чемпіонів: Зінченко допоміг «Манчестер Сіті» вийти до фіналу

На 11-й хвилині саме після проходу Зінченка лівим флангом пробивав Кевін де Брюйне, удар якого був заблокований. Але з рикошету скористався Ріяд Марез, який відкрив рахунок у матчі

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Байден заявив, що сподівається зустрітися з Путіним у червні

У квітні Байден запропонував Путіну зустріч у третій країні для обговорення суперечностей із Росією в багатьох питаннях, включно з військовою загрозою Україні

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RFI публікує свідчення про імовірні злочини російських найманців в Африці

Ідеться про три воєнізовані угруповання, які діють у ЦАР на боці урядової армії: «ПВК Вагнера», Sewa Security Services і Lobaye Invest SARLU

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Biden Sets New Independence Day Goal for COVID-19 Vaccinations

U.S. President Joe Biden announced a new national COVID-19 vaccination goal of 70% of Americans having received at least one coronavirus vaccine dose by July 4 — a new benchmark for returning the country to a semblance of normalcy in conjunction with the celebration of the anniversary of America’s independence. “That means giving close to 100 million shots — some first shots, other second shots — over the next 60 days,” the president said in an address from the White House on Tuesday.  About 40% of U.S. adults are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Senior administration officials say that if 70% to 85% of the U.S. population is vaccinated, that will result in a significantly lower infection rate, putting the country on the path to a return to normal life. President Joe Biden speaks about the COVID-19 vaccination program, in the State Dining Room of the White House, May 4, 2021.Biden also announced he is directing tens of thousands of pharmacies in the federal pharmacy program to offer walk-in appointments and redirecting government resources to support more pop-up and mobile clinics and smaller community vaccination sites.  The federal government, Biden announced, will also be shipping new allocations of the vaccine to rural health clinics across the country and providing more funds for communities to encourage people to get vaccinated.  The ‘less eager’ “Now, we’re going to have to bring the vaccine to people that are less eager,” Biden explained.  The White House is also launching a comprehensive plan to inoculate adolescents once the Food and Drug Administration authorizes the Pfizer vaccine for younger people, as expected within weeks. “So, my hope is that if the vaccine is authorized, parents will take advantage of it and get their kids vaccinated,” the president said.  States that are seeing flagging demand for COVID-19 vaccines or not ordering their full allocation of COVID-19 vaccines will see extra supplies delivered to other states, according to the White House.  Volunteers conduct a door-knock campaign to provide information about where people can get their vaccinations and help answer questions related to hesitancy around the coronavirus vaccine in Detroit, Michigan, May 4, 2021.Doses have gone unused recently in a number of states.  States can still order up to their full allocation based on population or order less than their full allocation, White House press secretary Jen Psaki explained on Tuesday. “The doses that are not being given to that state will then go into kind of an overarching supply that could then be distributed to other states by population.” Differences among states These disparities are already evident.  The state of Virginia, for example, has repeatedly been able to use all the doses the federal government has allocated to it, while Arkansas, where only one-third of people age 16 and older have been fully immunized, last week declined the entire share it had been authorized.  In all, more than 20 states are not ordering all the available vaccine doses allocated to them, according to a tally by CBS News.  Biden on Tuesday said there is a lot of misinformation about COVID-19 and the vaccine, and that those who are not fully vaccinated can die from the disease. “This is your choice. It’s life and death,” Biden said bluntly.  FILE – Austin Kennedy, left, a Seattle Sounders season ticket holder, gets the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic in a concourse at Lumen Field, May 2, 2021.The United States is committed to sending 60 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine made by AstraZeneca to other countries beginning this month, Biden noted, indicating that hard-hit countries such as Brazil and India would be among the initial recipients.  “I’ll have more to say about that soon,” he said.  Meanwhile, the U.S. trade representative (USTR) called Tuesday for vaccine production to be expanded globally in order to bring a quicker end to the pandemic and bring about economic recovery.  Noting what she called “the global inequity in vaccine access,” Katherine Tai, in remarks to a conference of the Council of the Americas, said widening vaccine production “is not just a public health requirement. Our economic recovery depends on it.” Tai has been meeting with top executives of the major vaccine makers in part to discuss a World Trade Organization waiver of intellectual property rights on coronavirus vaccines.  USTR has made no recommendation yet on the rights waiver, Psaki told reporters.   When Biden was asked about the waiver, he replied, “We’re going to decide that as we go along.”  
 

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G-7 Foreign Ministers Meet in London as Russia, China Top Agenda  

Foreign ministers of the Group of Seven (G-7) industrialized nations are meeting in London this week, with climate change, Russia and China among the challenges topping the agenda. It is the first face-to-face G-7 meeting in two years, after the coronavirus pandemic forced the Pittsburgh 2020 foreign ministers’ meeting to be held via video link. Russia was ejected from what was then the G-8 in 2014, after its forceful annexation of Crimea.  U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday condemned Moscow’s recent deployment of troops on Ukraine’s border. “We are focused very much on Russia’s actions and what course it chooses to take,” Blinken told reporters in London. “President Biden has been very clear for a long time, including before he was president, that if Russia chooses to act recklessly or aggressively, we’ll respond. But we are not looking to escalate. We would prefer to have a more stable, more predictable relationship.” FILE – Chinese staffers adjust U.S. and Chinese flags before a session of negotiations between U.S. and Chinese trade representatives, at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, in Beijing, China, Feb. 14, 2019.China challenge The secretary of state also addressed the challenge posed by China. “It is not our purpose to try to contain China or to hold China down,” said Blinken. “What we are trying to do is to uphold the international rules-based order that our countries have invested so much in over so many decades to the benefit, I would argue, not just of our own citizens but of people around the world, including, by the way, China.”  Chinese state media accused the United States on Tuesday of “deliberately hyping up the so-called ‘China threat”’ and attempting to “sow discord between China and the world.” But the G-7 is simply upholding the principles enshrined at its foundation in 1975, said analyst John Kirton of the G7 Research Group at the University of Toronto. Its aim was “to protect within its own members, and promote globally, the values of open democracy and individual liberty. They were very much threatened by an expanding Russia above all in 1975. And they’re still threatened by Russia today, but also China and other authoritarian regimes,” said Kirton.  Britain, which is hosting the meeting, as it holds the rotating presidency of the G-7, also invited foreign ministers from Australia, India, South Africa and South Korea to the talks, a demonstration of London’s focus on the Indo-Pacific region, Kirton said. “What we are seeing is the birth of a broader democratic family. And if they’re willing to put their countries’ names on paper alongside the democratic seven, the G-7 itself, that will be an even more powerful signal,” he noted. FILE – U.S. soldiers load onto a U.S. military plane as they leave Afghanistan, at the U.S. base in Bagram, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, July 14, 2011.Global conflicts   G-7 foreign ministers also discussed a coordinated response to the military coup in Myanmar and the violent crackdown on pro-democracy protests.   The U.S. and NATO pullout from Afghanistan, which began this month, was also on the agenda. British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab denied reports U.S. allies felt ignored by Washington regarding the decision to withdraw. “We’ve had very good consultation on this, and we continue that,” Raab told reporters Monday. “We certainly see the priority is protecting our troops in the period between now and September, making sure that we preserve the ability to deal with counterterrorism, that the gains that were hard-won in Afghanistan are not lost, and also ultimately promoting dialogue and a peace process that benefits all Afghans and leaves Afghanistan as stable as possible, as inclusive as possible.”   The European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell updated delegates on negotiations with Iran over the future of the 2015 nuclear deal, which the Biden administration is considering rejoining.  “I had the opportunity to talk with my colleagues about the situation of the negotiations of the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action), the nuclear deal with Iran, sharing with Secretary of State Blinken the situation of these negotiations, which are difficult but going on, and from Friday, we’ll start a new round of these negotiations,” Borrell said Tuesday. A patient collapses as she is rushed on a cycle rickshaw outside a Gurudwara (Sikh Temple), which provides free oxygen to patients amid COVID-19 surge in Ghaziabad, India.Pandemic response G-7 foreign ministers also discussed the coronavirus pandemic and issued a statement calling for the recovery to focus on women’s employment and girls’ education. The ministers pledged to invest $15 billion in the next two years to help women in developing countries find jobs, build sustainable businesses and weather the “devastating” economic effects of COVID-19.   “They will also sign up to new global targets to get 40 million more girls into school and 20 million more girls reading by the age of 10 in low and lower middle-income countries by 2026,” the statement said.   Campaigners are calling on the G-7 to ensure that poorer countries get access to coronavirus vaccines. The United Nations says close to 90% of all vaccines administered worldwide have gone to richer nations. The response to the pandemic will be a focus when Britain hosts the G-7 leaders’ summit in June, set to be Joe Biden’s first overseas visit as U.S. president. 

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New COVID Surge Forces Another Lockdown in Turkey

Turkey was recently heralded as one of the most successful nations in containing the spread of COVID 19, prompting the government to ease controls. But a surge in infections coupled with vaccine shortages has forced a U-turn, with the country now under its most severe lockdown, as Dorian Jones reports for VOA from Istanbul.

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Germany Sees Spike in Politically-motivated Crimes

German interior minister Horst Seehofer has warned of what he called an alarming rise in politically motivated crime last year, particularly among far-right groups.At a Berlin news briefing Tuesday, Seehofer said far-right offenses rose by 5.65% in 2020, totaling 23,064, accounting for more than half of all crimes categorized as “politically motivated,” the highest level since police started collecting such data in 2001.Seehofer said violent crimes classified as political in nature rose by nearly 20% year-on-year to 3,365 and included 11 murders and 13 attempted murders. He said the statistics reveal an ongoing increase in anti-Semitic crimes in Germany, which was up 15.7% in 2020 over 2019 with 2,351 total incidents — 94.6% of which were committed by a far-right suspect.The interior minister said the numbers “are very alarming, mainly because a trend has been established over the last few years.” And he added the development in Germany is “not only very troubling, but in view of our history, also deeply shameful.” He said the polarization of political discussion grew worse during the coronavirus pandemic.Monday German prosecutors announced the arrest of a man in Berlin accused of sending hate mail to public figures. The prosecutors say the suspect used the acronym “NSU 2.0,” a reference to the National Socialist Underground (NSU) group blamed for the killings of eight Turks, a Greek and a German policewoman between 2000 and 2007.Officials say the 53-year-old suspect, arrested following a search of his apartment in Berlin, is accused of sending threats and hate messages over a three-year period to leftist national and regional politicians as well as to a Turkish-German lawyer who represented victims of far-right crimes.

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ООС: бойовики тричі порушили режим припинення вогню з початку доби

У штабі зазначили, що втрат серед військових Збройних сил України немає